St. Stephen School is a Certified Maryland Green School!
On April 24, 2019, The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) certified St. Stephen School as an official Maryland Green School! Maryland Green Schools are part of a national and international community of sustainable green schools. There are 614 active Maryland Green Schools--over 27% of all Maryland schools.
The Maryland Green Schools program encourages educational opportunities for Pre-K-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that impact public health and the local community. The program is aligned with Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement 2014 goals and supports Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements and standards.
Over the past four years, our school has demonstrated and documented a continuous effort to integrate sustainable environmental management practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development opportunities, and community engagement into our daily operations. This award signifies that our school has made a commitment to developing stewards of the earth and reducing the environmental impact of our school.
Congratulations to our students, faculty, and staff who have worked so hard to make environmentally conscious decisions! And, a special congratulations to our Green Team who worked tirelessly to document St. Stephen School’s efforts to go Green.